Athens Prosecutor To Consider Charges In Ohio University Rape Case


UPDATED: Friday October 18, 2013 5:13 PM

The county prosecutor says he'll meet with police investigators on Monday to talk about whether charges should be filed in an alleged rape near Ohio University last weekend.
    
The incident early Sunday on an Athens street gained international attention when video and photos taken by witnesses were widely circulated via social media.
    
Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn says investigators have identified the man and woman involved. Blackburn is meeting with police to discuss the evidence and says it could go to the grand jury for consideration on Oct. 28.
    
Explicit photos of the incident were tweeted and quickly reposted across the Internet. Later the woman contacted police and reported she was a victim of a sexual assault.
    
Police are examining photos posted to social media as part of the investigation.

On Friday evening, Ohio University Police and Athens Police issued a joint statement about safety heading into the weekend.

They stated that the departments would enhance safety by increasing foot patrols in uptown and near campus and will continue the joint patrol program, which is in its third year.

They also suggested students make low-risk choices about alcohol consumption, prevent sexual assault by treating everyone with respect and obtaining consent before engaging in sexual activity and looking after one another.

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